Friday, 15 March 2013

Link Feast

In case you missed them - 10 of the best psychology links from the past week:

1. Fifteen psychology experts share their best productivity tips.

2. Last night, BBC Two's Horizon broadcast "The Creative Brain: How Insight Works" (more on creativity from the Digest archive).

3. Scientific American Mind have relaunched their blog network - long-time favourites are still there like Bering in Mind and The Scicurious Brain, but there are some new faces too, like Beautiful Minds by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, and PsySociety with Melanie Tannenbaum blogging "at the intersection of pop and psych culture."

4. Is psychology a science, can it be one, should it be? On BBC Radio 3's Nightwaves programme, cognitive psychologist Professor Keith Laws debated with philosopher of science Rupert Read [from 34.04 minutes in].

5. Creative ways researchers find to describe their non-significant results.

6. Psychologist Steven Pinker went on Reddit and invited readers to ask him anything they liked.

7. The new NeuroBol*ocks blog debunks the SPECT-based diagnostic brain scanning industry.

8. Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals - new TED talk by neurobiologist David Anderson.

9. Is it a good thing that psychological science is undergoing a form of public self-flagellation and rehabilitation? Post-doc Tal Yarkoni argues it is his blog post: "the truth is not optional: five bad reasons (and one mediocre one) for defending the status quo".

10. From the Wellcome Trust: ‘The Great Brain Experiment’ is a mobile phone app that will let you – and us – experiment on your brain!

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Looking ahead to next week, Professor Ray Miller asks “Is everybody going mad?” on Thurs at Edinburgh Skeptics in the Pub.
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Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.

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